Mkhwebane, Hlophe’s chief justice nominations like a ‘late April Fool’s joke’

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Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s nominations for appointment as chief justice have ruffled feathers across the board, with one pundit saying “hell will freeze over” before either of the controversial characters are given the post. “It’s an insult to the lineage of the Constitutional Court for either of them to be seriously considered as a candidate for the position,” Paul Hoffman SC – a legal expert and the director of lobby group Accountability Now – said on Wednesday. Current Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s term at the helm of the country’s judiciary is set to…

Source: citizen